I love a good story.
Summertime usually creates an opportunity to do some casual reading, and I love a good story. It is amazing how words and sentences strung together describing characters, places, and events can get you caught up and pull you in. Kids love a good story too. Their imaginations carry them away as they picture everything being described. They long to be a part of the adventure and share the same experiences.
Do you know the best way to lead a child to Christ is by telling them a story.
Not just any story – but your story of what Jesus has done for you. And telling them His story – of what he’s done for them. Ivy Beckwith suggests that children
are transformed by our stories when they see how our story intersects with theirs and discover a place for God in their own story (Formational Children’s Ministry, 2010, p. 59).
Children are hungry to hear how God fits in their story – the story of their life. What a wonderful gift you can give by sharing a story…the story of God.
But this is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel on that day, says the Lord. I will put my instructions deep within them, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. (Jeremiah 31:33).